Monthly Archive:: April 2009

Closure of Abucay Dump, Urged

Members of the EcoWaste Coalition and SHARE Inc. bear witness to the environmental destruction brought about by the illegal operation of the Abucay municipal dumpsite in Barangay Salian. The groups join Barangay Captain Thomas Baino Jr. in

RP Urged to Support Ban on Toxic Chemicals

Quezon City. Public interest groups appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to actively support global action against nine extremely nasty chemicals that pose significant risk to human and ecological health. The groups prodded

Groups Press for Waste Workers’ Safety from Toxic Harm

Quezon City. Public interest groups working on waste and chemical safety called for concrete steps to protect the country’s waste and sanitation workers from being exposed to harmful chemicals. In a joint statement to mark the “World

Communities Hit DENR for Dumping in Watersheds

Quezon City – Community activists from the EcoWaste Coalition slam the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for failing to stop the proliferation of dumpsites in watersheds, foreshore lands and protected areas, and thus threatening the

SC Urged to Aim for Zero Waste Courts

Quezon City. “Go for Zero Waste.” The EcoWaste Coalition called upon Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno to aim for zero waste courts to complement the “greening” of the judicial system as exemplified by the establishment of environmental

50 Groups Chide Sec. Duque for Tainted Peanut Butter Incineration

Quezon City. Fifty public interest groups have chided Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for “blatant violation and contempt of the incineration ban” for leading the destruction of salmonella-tainted peanut butter in an obscure incinerator in Taguig City

SC Urged to Hasten Green Reforms for Environmental Justice

QUEZON CITY. A waste and pollution watchdog exhorted the Supreme Court to accelerate the green reforms within the judiciary to effectively remove all barriers to the triumph of environmental justice in the country. The EcoWaste Coalition made

Watchdog Cautions the Public against Open Burning

Quezon City. As the summer season sizzles and urbanites flee to Holy Week destinations outside Metro Manila, a waste and pollution watchdog rings the alarm bells after receiving reports on open burning in the provinces. “Urban residents

Green Coalition Promotes Low Carbon Holy Week to Save Climate

Quezon City. A group working on climate action and justice today implored all Christian Filipinos to mark the Holy Week with a willful embrace of low carbon lifestyles for the good of Mother Nature. Carbon dioxide is

ATTENTION: EcoWaste Coalition has Moved to a New Office

Below is the complete contact details of the EcoWaste Coalition EcoWaste CoalitionAddress: Unit 329, Eagle Court Condominium, Matalino St., Quezon City, PhilippinesTelephone/Fax No.: +63 2 441-1846Email: ecowastecoalition@yahoo.comWebsite: www.ecowastecoalition.org